Best business; Under-floor Cargo or Dedicated Freighter. Part 2.

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By Bjorn Fehrm


June 23, 2022, © Leeham News: What is the best business: to transport cargo below the floor in passenger airliners or with dedicated freighter aircraft?

We could see in last week's article that air freight companies have generally been more profitable over the last decade than passenger airlines. Why?

We continue the analysis by looking at the cost of flying cargo in passenger airliner bellies versus dedicated freighters.

  • At today’s high fuel prices, transporting cargo in a passenger aircraft’s belly is cheaper than on freighters when we do a first-level analysis.
  • Does this change when we go deeper?

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